Monthly Archives: May 2012

A study in contrasts

Event name: Saucony Runners World Trailblazer (Forest of Dean)  BUPA London Distance: 10km 10km Number of runners: 1000 10000 Runners per wave: 100 1000 T-shirt: Black technical White cotton Fastest times: 41:50 (Women) 35:30 (Men) 32:53 (Women) 29:21 (Men) Underfoot: Rocks, tree … Continue reading

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Forest of Dean parkrun and Trailblazer #2

It has been a very long twenty-four hours.  I’ve driven 333.3 miles, been overwhelmed by a stay in one of the friendliest hotels I’ve ever stayed in*, run the Forest of Dean parkrun, run the Forest of Dean Trailblazer 10k, … Continue reading

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A glorious disaster

I ventured to the Windmiler cycling session again this evening.  Despite a few minor hiccoughs* I had a really good time.  And let’s face it – if I hadn’t gone, I’d have cycled four miles home.  As it was, I cycled about … Continue reading

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Going clubbing

I ran my third Wimbledon parkrun yesterday.  Glorious weather, lots of familiar Windmiler faces, great seeded flapjack at the finish and a Wimbledon parkrun PB*. I followed it up this morning with a trip to Farley Heath, to run for … Continue reading

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Check your blind spot!

I saw a road traffic accident today.  A relatively minor one, thank goodness, but one that could have been really nasty.  I was on a three lane section of the A23, and traffic was flowing freely.  Nothing out of the … Continue reading

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Bexley parkrun and a Trailblazer 10km

Today was a good day.  I completed the full set of Greater London parkruns, I ran my first 10km trail run and I went to my mother’s for tea. Bexley parkrun… …is possibly the most picturesque of the London parkruns.  … Continue reading

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Northampton parkrun

Yesterday, courtesy of a bed at Fortnight Flo‘s, I was able to run the first Northampton parkrun.  As Northampton is within easy cycling distance of London*, I was expecting to see a number of familiar faces, and wasn’t disappointed.  But … Continue reading

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Try, try, tri again?

On Sunday, while Shazruns and Marathon Mercer were braving the weather in Milton Keynes, I stood* on a street corner in Wimbledon marshalling the inaugural Womble Triathlon. Watching the 75 novice triathletes brave the mud and puddles reminded me that I’d … Continue reading

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Viceathon wrap up

April has ended, and with it, Viceathon.  I didn’t manage to break even, but I tried hard, running 12 miles and cycling 22 miles in the last three days. April 28 Chocolate in: nil Running out: 12 miles = 1,200 excal Viceathon total … Continue reading

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Kingston parkrun

On Saturday, I woke up determined to repay a little more of my viceathon debt.  The plan?  Find a local-ish parkrun.  Run to it.  Run round it.  Run home. After a bit of research, I decided that my best bet … Continue reading

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